Fees are due in the 1st week of the term please note the due date on your invoice. Unless a prior arrangement has been a made a $10- late fee will be applied to any overdue accounts. A payment plan option is available for fees over $300- per term please speak to the Principal.
A non-refundable enrolment fee is required at time of enrolment to secure your booking. When you successfully enrol for one term your child/children are automatically guaranteed a place in the following term in the same year. You will be asked to notify your teacher at the end of the term if you no longer wish for your child to continue on with the subsequent term. Failure to give notice before the start of the next term that your child is not returning will result in a cancellation fee of $20-. All students are required re-enrol for the commencement of a new year.
3. CANCELLING ENROLMENT
All fees are non-refundable with the exception of Toddler Creative Dance and Kinder Creative Ballet. Once the term has commenced two weeks notice (in writing) must be given to cancel the enrolment and receive a refund.
4. WATCHING CLASS
Only Parents/Carers may watch Kinder Creative Ballet & Toddler Creative Dance on the chairs provided at the back of the studio. Please ensure that you are quiet while the class is in progress – any noise is a distraction to both little dancer and teacher. Recording from mobile/multimedia devices or any photography is strictly prohibited. Parents of children in all other classes are only permitted to watch (from inside the studio) their child’s first lesson on joining Balance Dance School and the special invited ‘parents watching day’ at the end of Term 1 and 2.
5. CHILD COLLECTION
It is the parents/carers responsibility to collect their child immediately after their class has finished.
6. PHYSICAL CONTACT
Parents are advised that some physical contact may be necessary by a teacher to demonstrate exercises or techniques, or if a staff member needs to administer ﬁrst aid.
7. WORKING WITH CHILDREN
The Principal and all teachers of Balance Dance School have a Blue Card as required by Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian.
Students may be photographed or filmed by the media for promotion of the school and productions. Permission will be sought from Parents/Carers prior to any publication. Please note if you are watching class recording from mobile/multimedia devices or any photography is strictly prohibited .
9. CLASS NUMBERS
If enrolment numbers fall below the viable number (approx 4-5) Balance Dance School reserves the right to cancel, shorten or transfer the class – fees paid will be credited pro rata.
There is no set uniform for students enrolled in Toddler Creative Dance and Kinder Creative Ballet classes (please wear suitable attire suggested on our uniform page). All other students must adhere to the BDS uniform regulations, be suitably groomed and be ready for their class 5 minutes before the scheduled class time.
11. MISSED CLASSES
There is no refund of fees for missed classes. A maximum of 2 missed classes can be ‘made-up’ per term in other classes of the same (or similar) dance level (pending availability). Please make sure you advise if you child will be away in order to be eligible for a make-up lesson. Every effort will be made to make up lessons missed due to hall cancellations or a Teacher’s absence.
12. FIRST AID
A stocked first aid kit is accessible to all classes at all times. In the event of a medical emergency, if parents are unreachable, it is understood that the teacher reserves the right to call for an ambulance service.